Category Archives: South Ossetia

News Notes and a Free Classic

Not So Fast Yankee! – the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service‘s recent approval of Archangel Diamond Corporation‘s (ADC) application under the new strategic industries law is subject to a caveat. Specifically, though ADC’s application was approved under the strategic industries law, it … Continue reading

Posted in notes, South Ossetia, strategic industries

Who’s Winning?

Now that the military aspect of the South Ossetian conflict has cooled down, the hostilities have passed over into the diplomatic realm. Russia arguably made the first move by leaving peacekeeping forces deeper into Georgian territory than before the conflict. … Continue reading

Posted in diplomacy, media strategy, PM Putin, President Medvedev, South Ossetia

Who’s Winning?

Now that the military aspect of the South Ossetian conflict has cooled down, the hostilities have passed over into the diplomatic realm. Russia arguably made the first move by leaving peacekeeping forces deeper into Georgian territory than before the conflict. … Continue reading

Posted in diplomacy, media strategy, PM Putin, President Medvedev, South Ossetia

South Ossetia News Roundup

Unsurprisingly, the South Ossetia conflict has generated a lot of coverage in the Western media, including many deep reflections on just what we should do about that Russia. Unfortunately, the coverage fails badly in several respects. First, with regards to … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the South Ossetia War

Once again, I am late to the table on a major issue regarding Russia. This is mostly due to the fact that I just got back from working in Kazakhstan for four weeks. I will try not to duplicate any … Continue reading

Posted in Saakashvili, South Ossetia, War

The Meaning of the South Ossetia War

Once again, I am late to the table on a major issue regarding Russia. This is mostly due to the fact that I just got back from working in Kazakhstan for four weeks. I will try not to duplicate any … Continue reading

Posted in Saakashvili, South Ossetia, War